Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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OLIVIA — Division in the BOLD School District was apparent Monday as citizens presented school board members with a petition urging them to keep Superintendent John Dotson. School board members did not respond to the petition, and instead moved ahead with plans to find a search firm to recruit a superintendent. They also continued to explore the possibility of sharing a superintendent with a neighboring district.
MONTEVIDEO — The Chippewa County Board of Commissioners is asking voters to decide whether or not to make the county auditor/treasurer and recorder positions appointed rather than elected. That puts the onus squarely on the commissioners to let people know why they want the change. Many of the state's counties have sought special legislation to make the change, rather than putting the issue to voters, according to Matt Hilgart, who works in government relations for the Minnesota Association of Counties.
APPLETON, Minn. — It may be too early for the Minnesota Vikings to be thinking about a trip to Super Bowl LII, but it's not too early for an Appleton couple. They are definitely going to the big show. Or at least, all of the Super Bowl Live festivities leading up to it. They will have a front row seat on the celebrations leading to the biggest sporting event in the world as team captains with Crew 52.
APPLETON — It may be too early for the Minnesota Vikings to be thinking about a trip to Super Bowl LII, but it's not too early for an Appleton couple. They are definitely going to the big show. Or at least, all of the Super Bowl Live festivities leading up to it. They will have a front row seat on the celebrations leading to the biggest sporting event in the world as team captains with Crew 52.
CLARKFIELD — Residents in Clarkfield will be deciding whether to rally around their vacant school buildings and save a portion of one for community use. The remaining structures will be demolished, quite possibly over a period of years. The city of Clarkfield has decided to survey residents about the fate of the former school buildings. The decision comes after a number of people raised concerns at a public meeting on Tuesday evening about a city proposal to save a gymnasium complex for community use.
OLIVIA — A Cosmos man is accused of grabbing the steering wheel of a car driven by his girlfriend and causing an accident that severely injured the woman, as well as himself, while causing minor injuries to five children also in the vehicle. Damon Dwight Wiederhoft, 28, was arraigned Monday in Renville County District Court on felony first-degree assault, two felony counts of criminal vehicular operation — great bodily harm, and five gross misdemeanor charges of child endangerment.
OLIVIA - A male suspect was found deceased in an Olivia residence approximately four hours after police responded to a domestic incident in the 700 block of Oak Avenue East around 6:36 a.m. Monday.
No serious injuries in multi-vehicle crash WILLMAR – No serious injuries were reported in a multi-vehicle crash on Kandiyohi County Road 9 Northeast, just south of Civic Center Drive at 7:54 a.m. Monday.
MONTEVIDEO — Chippewa County voters will be deciding whether to make the positions of auditor/treasurer and recorder appointed rather than elected. The Chippewa County Board of Commissioners decided Tuesday to hold a mail ballot election Feb. 13 to decide the issue, Auditor/Treasurer Jon Clausen told the Tribune. The decision to hold the special election came after Clausen informed the commissioners that he will resign his post effective Feb. 28.